Accident in downtown St. Louis causes jam on major bi-state roadways

Accident in downtown St. Louis causes jam on major bi-state roadways

Accident in downtown St. Louis causes jam on major bi-state roadways

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 7:35 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 4 at 9:08 AM

ST. LOUIS, Mo.  (KMOV)—Traffic on Interstate 55 was at a standstill Thursday morning following an accident in downtown St. Louis.

The accident blocked the left lane of northbound I-55 in Missouri near the I-64/I-70 interchange.

There is no word on what caused the accident or how severe it was.

As a result of the accident, traffic on the Poplar Street Bridge was jammed. At one point, traffic was backed up to Route 111 in Illinois.

On the Missouri side, drivers heading northbound on I-55 encountered a jam that ran back to the Kingshighway exit.

The accident was cleared around 9 a.m. and traffic is moving normally again.

 

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